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123221 SE Literature Seminar / BA Paper / MA American/North American Lit./Studies (2012W)

Humor and Satire in North American Literatures

11.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

Englisch

Details

max. 18 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Dienstag 09.10. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Dienstag 16.10. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Dienstag 23.10. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Dienstag 30.10. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Dienstag 06.11. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Dienstag 13.11. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Dienstag 20.11. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Dienstag 27.11. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Dienstag 04.12. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Dienstag 11.12. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Dienstag 18.12. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Dienstag 08.01. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Dienstag 15.01. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Dienstag 22.01. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Dienstag 29.01. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

The aim of the seminar is to explore variants of North American humor from the late 18th to the early 21st century. Early verse satire and satirical representations of Federal society will be analyzed as well as regional humor involving con men in colonial British North America. Tall tales in the pre-Civil War Old Southwest will also be studied. As the arrival of hundreds of thousands of European immigrants in the late 19th century fostered the development of ethnic humor, examples of this variant will also be included in our program.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Seminar paper (20-25 pages), oral presentation, active class participation, two reports on sessions, regular attendance, final written test.

Attention: Theses for BA degrees need to comprise approx. 35 pages.

A list of topics for seminar papers has been prepared and volunteers for the first sessions are invited to see me in my office hours during the vacations or register with team members in the Canadian Studies Center.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Familiarizing the participants with the full range of humor and satire reflected in a variety of texts from the cultural history of the US and Canada. Regional and ethnic variants in the response to challenges and problems in a society in transit will be considered.

Prüfungsstoff

Student presentations of the research papers, general discussion of the examples illustrating the vitality of the traditions of humor in North American Literatures.

Literatur

A reader has been prepared and will be available at the Canadian Studies Center and/or CopyStudio (Schwarzspanierstraße) as of July 23, 2012.

A reserved shelf will be provided in the Departmental Library.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Studium: Diplom 343, UF 344, BA 612, MA 844;
Code/Modul: Diplom 322, UF 4.2.4-322, BA10.2, MA5, MA7;
Lehrinhalt: 12-0264

Letzte Änderung: Fr 31.08.2018 08:50